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Many information can be found in aluminum-manual, which is being completely revised and will soon be available. In the meantime, please use our glossary for useful word explanations.
- Band saw
Machine with continuous, infinite blade.
- Barker’s reagent
Visualization of the grain structure by controlled chemical reaction.
Cast product of rectangular or circular cross-section for processing in rolling or pressing works.
Aluminium ore, raw material for aluminium production.
- Block metal
Input material of high purity; product for melting alloys.
Irregularly shaped cavity in the metallographic structure, casting defect.
- Brinell hardness
Pressing a steel or tungsten carbide ball with defined diameter at a defined force and for a defined period; based on the diameter of the impression, the hardness of the material can be inferred from a table.
Mechanical surface treatment with abrasives.
- Built-up edges
Chip material adhering to the tool face adjacent to a cutting edge.